Logo April 19 – 20, 2021, Detroit, USA, The Henry


Take your chance and apply for the Car HMI USA Award now!

Car HMI USA Awards 2021

Have you recently worked on a project related to HMI & UX? Did your project accomplish outstanding results or promises to achieve great outcomes? Then join us for the Car HMI Award ceremony 2021 in Detroit and share your success.

The award will celebrate the achievements you have accomplished in successfully implementing your vehicle automation project. Our expert jury will review the applications and nominate the best projects. Taking place on the main stage of the Car HMI USA, the award ceremony will bring the nominees the recognition they deserve during a live-voting session with the largest community of automotive UI, UX and HMI decision-makers in North America.

Want to participate!?

Evaluation Criteria

  • INNOVATION – How innovative or unique is the approach?
  • SIMPLICITY – How easy is the project to realize and to maintain?
  • ACHIEVEMENT – What has been improved through the implementation?
  • MATURITY – Is the approach ready to use?
  • COST EFFECTIVENESS – What is the balance of development costs and savings?

Category 1 – Most Innovative Development Process

  • Development process is distinctive or fundamentally different from existing approaches
  • Speed with which a new product is developed and delivered to market
  • Lower development costs
  • Testing & prototyping

Category 2 – Most User-Friendly HMI Product / Feature

How comfortable is the driver and how much is driver distraction reduced?

  • Overall user experience
  • Exterior/interior form/function
  • Automated driving features

Call for Awards

Opens October 2019: Get the recognition you and your company deserve!

Car HMI USA Award

Industry-wide recognition

during the Car HMI Award Ceremony where all key autonomous driving stakeholders in the U.S. will be represented

Media attention

through a Car HMI Award press release, social media post and media exposure for all the winners, as well as during the ceremony

Boost your project

and foster enthusiasm of your efforts among your colleagues, employees, management and team members

Help a good cause

as we will select a charity on behalf of the winners and exclusively donate $ 1,000 to support their individual projects

Car HMI USA Award

trophy and certificate to proudly display in your office

Car HMI USA Award logo

available to include on all your marketing materials

Car HMI Award Terms & Conditions


  • No applications for the Car HMI USA Award will be considered after March 15, 2021.
  • All details must be submitted in English. The submitted application should be related to an UX/ HMI project at your company.
  • Only projects that have been implemented or are already in an implementation phase are being considered.
  • The implementation of the project must not date back longer than 2 years.
  • The jury will only consider applicants who have completed the award application with all required details and will nominate projects for each category.
  • By submitting your application, you agree to the terms & conditions of we.CONECT.



  • All nominees will be asked to prepare a 2 minute-long video showcasing their project. Style, format and content can be based on individual/corporate design.
  • The video will be shown live on stage during the award ceremony taking place on April 27, 2021, at The Henry, Dearborn, Detroit.
  • Failure to provide a video/presentation may result in disqualification.
  • All nominees must attend the award ceremony or send a representative.


  • We reserve the right to publish your project under your name and company name respectively. It is therefore advisable to ensure that all submissions are fully approved by your organization before applying.
  • Besides being used for evaluation purposes, the information provided by applicants may be published on further channels by we.CONECT Global Leaders GmbH.

Interested? Get in Touch!


Wiebke Schemmerling
Marketing Manager
Automotive Smart Mobility Series
Phone: +49 (0)30 52 10 70 3 – 124
Email: wiebke.schemmerling@we-conect.com

Car HMI USA Awards 2019

In 2019, we’ve taken the opportunity to bring our international Car HMI Award to the Car HMI USA conference!

The Car HMI USA award exclusively honors exceptional projects in the automotive industry and celebrates exceptional solutions, innovations and unique development processes in the areas of automotive user experience, UIs and HMI.

Each of the nominees presented their HMI solution via a short video and through live-voting, the Car HMI USA Community voted for their leaders and projects showing outstanding effort in taking user interaction and UX to the next level.

The Winners of 2019


Telenav with their VIVID solution

The feature is a cloud-first infotainment system that seamlessly integrates the best internet-based entertainment services and content with native vehicle functions into a delightful, safe, user experience.

2nd Place

Rightware with their project Kanzi® for Android™

Kanzi® for Android™ gives automakers the freedom to design and deliver a branded visual identity in the automotive UI while integrating third-party services and app ecosystems, including Android.

Runner Up!

Greater Than’s ‘Enerfy AI Car Insurance solution

Car HMI Award Charity Partner 2019: Arts & Scraps Detroit

Arts & Scraps provides hands-on learning and creative experiences through programs at our facility and in Southeast Michigan with an emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education. Their goal is to provide quality educational and creative experiences to underserved children in Metropolitan Detroit while minimizing the negative impact on the environment. Their core values are to:

  • reuse materials to make creative experiences affordable and accessible to every economic level.
  • Nurture individual creativity to stimulate learning and encourage independent thinking Value the unique contributions of our staff, volunteers, funders and business & community partners
  • Believe financial self-sufficiency is vital to the stability of our organization Motivate the community to see value in materials that traditionally have no value; to donate materials for reuse that cannot be recycled in a traditional manner.

Facts at one glance


October 15, 2019 –March 15, 2020: Submit your project by filling in the online application form


March 15 – 31, 2020: Our expert jury will review all the applications


April 2, 2020: The nominees will be announced and asked to prepare a short video presenting their AV projects. The video should be submitted before April 20.


April 27, 2020: The winners of the Car HMI USA Award will be announced during a live-voting session

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